Thursday, May 30, 2013




 I have yet more inspirations from The Jazz Age to share with you today.  When I first caught glimpse of these images from a stylized shoot by photographer, Dani Fine, they went up almost instantly.  
The inspiration for this shoot of course comes from the Gatsby era enjoying a big time style and fashion  revival.  The vision was to create scenes reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous work. Full of grandeur and historic character, The Society Room of Hartford served as the perfect venue providing architectural drama and elegant interiors. "We selected a rich jewel tone palette accented with silver and gold to create a majestic ambiance" says Dani. This was further accomplished by the luxurious details styled by Dani Fine Photography, Tony Palmieri of Datura: A Modern Garden, Geoffrey Ecker and Kia Martinson of General Eclectic. Palmieri also designed gorgeous arrangements and custom bouquets to compliment each look worn by the models. The Dani fine Photography team conceptualized, styled and photographed this remarkable shoot. Says Dani, "What really made this shoot unusual was the collaborative effort to source genuine antiques from this period. We wanted to underscore the luxury, excess and utter beauty of the time by incorporating some authentic pieces. General Eclectic was a terrific resource to that end. Additionally we also had an amazing vintage dress provided by Tova’s Vintage Shop and a myriad of lavish jewels and other accessories provided by a variety stylists and experts. Beth Chapman, fashion stylist and owner of White Dress by the Shore was the genius behind the sumptuous gowns, fantastic headpieces, magnificent antique jewelry and accessories. The fellas, outfitted by Enzo Valentino of Valentino Tailors wore traditional tuxedos and stroller suits characteristic of the 1920’s. The skilled cinematographers at Summerwind Wedding Films created a film short which truly exemplifies the legendary and fancy-free mood of the 1920’s. This was an amazing project from start to finish."
And if you want to actually see what this shoot looks like in motion while hearing a little drum-boogie jazz, here's a link to an incredible video of this shoot by Summerwind Films 

Photographer:  Dani. Fine Photography//Cake Designer: A Little Imagination Cakes//Models:Anastasia Mikhaleva, Jake Bodmer  and Brandon Dutch of John Casablancas// Kelsey Sidell of Maggie Inc/Model:Lexa Gluck
Lighting:Audio Media Solutions
Veils and headpieces:Bijou Van Ness
Fashion Designer: Carolina Amato 

Fashion Stylist:Beth Lindsey Chapman of White Dress by the Shore
Linens and Coverings: CLOTHCONNECTION//Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden//Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan//Paper Props: Essentials//Heirlooms and extras: General Ecletic//Dress Designers: Ivy and Aster//Rivini
Makeup Artist: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist//
Jewelry:Maria Elena Headpieces/The Something Old Collection
Event Designer:Megan Alissa Glanville for Dani Fine Photography
Cinema and Video:Summerwind Wedding Films 
Dress Store: The White Dress by the shore//Dress Store: Tova's Vintage Shop//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Valentino Tailors
Invitation Designer: Hartford Prints!//

Venue:  The Society Room of Hartford
Submitted via Two Bright Lights


Ann said...

So fabulous!
Loved that era... so glamorous.

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Absolutely gorgeous details evoking that era!

Unknown said...

These inspirations are amazing...everything is so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Oh my stars, I adore the calla lily bouquet!!

always, koru kate

StylishByNature said...

So much of gorgeousness !!

New Post up...

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing looks and photos!
Love that headpiece!


O meu pensamento viaja said...

Lovely pics!

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Sam said...

This is so glamourous, I am obsessing over the gorgeous head pieces. Thanks for stopping by..Happy Friday!

Johanna said...

Hello Gatsby-inspired wedding. Gorgeous! That cathedral door - so beautiful! And that cake...ugh!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

the invitations, dresses and headpieces are so exquisite.

Cafe Fashionista said...

This all reminds me so much of The Great Gatsby - I love it! :)

Silvia Negretti said...

So faboulous and glam, love all these amazing details!

Dania @ Always Dania said...

the invitation alone is to die for!!

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Unknown said...


Love to see you both in this..Both look awesome.Your wearings looks attractive.anyone can get admired easily ..No words to say..Have a happy life:)

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